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Re: PPC64 virtual machine



On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 13:35:03 -0500
Josh Boyer <jwboyer gmail com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 11:30:32AM -0700, Jerry James wrote:
> >I've gotten GCL to build successfully in Rawhide on i386 and x86_64
> >platforms.  However, it segfaulted on PPC64.
> >
> >http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1043890
> >
> >Before I ExcludeArch the ppc platforms, I would like to try to
> >diagnose the problem.  My first thought was to create a virtual PPC64
> >machine.  So I downloaded the latest Rawhide boot.iso and fired up
> >virt-manager.  After configuring the machine, attempting to boot
> >produces this output on the console:
> >
> >  PPC Open Hack'Ware BIOS for qemu version 0.4.1
> >  Build 2007-10-01 06:42:47
> >  Copyright 2003-2005 Jocelyn Mayer
> >
> >  Memory size: 1024 MB.
> >  Booting from device d
> >  PPC Open Hack'Ware BIOS for qemu version 0.4.1
> >  Build 2007-10-01 06:42:47
> >  Copyright 2003-2005 Jocelyn Mayer
> >
> >  ide0: drive 0: Hard Disk
> >  ERROR: OF_property_copy cannot get property 'hd' for aliases
> >  ide0: drive 1: CD-ROM
> >  ERROR: OF_property_copy cannot get property 'cd' for aliases
> >  ERROR: ATAPI TEST_UNIT_READY : status 41 != 0x40
> >  ide1: drive 0: none
> >  ide1: drive 1: none
> >  ERROR: Found no boot partition!
> >
> >Google shows a lot of people complaining about the same problem, but
> >no solutions; e.g.:
> 
> ppc and qemu in general don't get along at the moment.  Also, if you
> were looking for hardware assisted virt, you'd need an LPAR which is
> only available on the big server boxes.  (Or want to be running on a
> PPC 440 embedded board, but that is a tangent).
> 
> You can get access to a machine though.  There are those in the
> community that have Fedora PPC64 machines you can ssh into if you
> give them an ssh public key.  David Woodhouse, Kevin Fenzi, and
> myself are among them.

Yeah, happy to provide access.

I only have a ppc32 box however. 

> 
> josh
> 

kevin

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